Federal and State Sources of Aid
Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant and Pennsylvania State Grant is estimated according to the information provided on the FAFSA. Grants are based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Grants are subject to revision during the year, based upon enrollment changes and academic progress.
Federal Direct Loans are available to students who have completed the FAFSA and are enrolled at least half-time, or two classes. Interest rates for the student loan program are announced each July 1st. The Subsidized Loan is need-based; the interest is paid by the government while the student in enrolled at least half-time. The Unsubsidized Loan is not need-based; interest begins accruing after disbursement, but can be paid while in school. Interest and principal payments on Direct Loans may be deferred while the student is enrolled at least half-time.
The following loan amounts are available to independent undergraduate students:
The aggregate loan limit for undergraduate students is $57,500; no more than $23,000 of this amount may be in Subsidized Loan.
Outside Scholarships can be found here.
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Any outside scholarships, employer benefits, or other sources of financial aid should be reported to the Office of Financial Aid.
Summer Semester Financial Aid
Financial Aid is available for the summer semester for eligible students who are enrolled at least half-time and have completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA. Financial aid disbursements typically occur after July 1st.
Students can apply directly for the 2021 Summer PA State Grant provided enrollment is at least half-time and for a minimum of five (5) consecutive weeks. Visit www.pheaa.org/summergrant to apply online.